You may not know the name of Dr. Timothy Lim, but you do know his work.
(Which can be found Here, Here, and Here.)
Earlier this year, Dr. Lim created a piece of art for the Hasbro Children's Hospital fundraiser.
This is the story behind that work:
For those of you who don't know me, my name is Dr. Timothy Lim, Au.D. I am an audiologist from the state of Arkansas.
Today is a big day for me: thanks to an endorsement by Peter Cullen, the voice of Optimus Prime, RIPT Apparel and myself are selling my shirt, "The Voice of a Generation", to raise money for Hasbro Children's Hospital, the pediatric division of Rhode Island Hospital.
Optimus Prime, for a lot of people in my generation, has become an iconic hero. He was the first toy I remember getting for Christmas: the distinct voice of Peter Cullen on a Saturday morning echoes nostalgically in my memory. To say that this is an immense honor is an understatement.
As an audiologist, it's wonderful to finally be able to pay it forward, especially towards pediatrics: in audiology, I have a profound respect for the women and men who give so much care and attention to children with hearing loss and aiding them throughout childhood. I'm thankful to my fellow audiologists, faculty, and colleagues for their continued support of my audiologic and artistic endeavors: I wouldn't be here without you.
My entire artist royalties from this sale will go towards Hasbro Children's Hospital, with RIPT Apparel matching my donation. Please forward this to anyone you know who might be a Transformers fan, or fans of Mr. Cullen in general.
Sincere thanks to you all!
~ Timothy Lim, Au.D.
With help from Dan Gilvezan (!), Dr. Lim was given a chance to meet his hero, and it became a moment that was touching for the both of them.
He met Mr. Peter Cullen, himself.
I met with the voice of Bumblebee, who got in contact with Hasbro representatives to let me have an audience with my childhood hero, Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen). He hugged me and said my work was great, and cried. I cried too.
You all have been supportive: this has been an incredible experience. Thank you all for EVERYTHING, each and every one of you.
Ninjaink gets his Cullen shirt signed by the man himself!! Yay Botcon!!!
Congratulations to Dr. Lim for getting the chance to have a dream come true, and thank you for your contribution.
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